Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong

Old May 28, 19, 7:00 am
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Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong

Just a year after the Hotel Vic opened, it will be rebranded as a Hyatt Centric: https://www.businesstraveller.com/ac...hyatt-centric/.

I like this hotel. Will be able to get World of Hyatt credits here soon. Yay!
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Old May 28, 19, 8:19 am
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Interesting choice of brand - there is nothing “centric” or “heart of the action” about the location. Great news nonetheless.
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Old May 28, 19, 8:57 am
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Fingers crossed that the conversion is quick - I could really use a Cat. 4 in Hong Kong in September. ShaTin is just too far away...
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Old May 28, 19, 10:04 am
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So for someone visiting HK for the first time, is this hotel NOT in a particularly good location?
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Old May 28, 19, 11:47 am
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
Fingers crossed that the conversion is quick - I could really use a Cat. 4 in Hong Kong in September. ShaTin is just too far away...
Hoping too, but doubt this will be a Cat 4.
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Old May 28, 19, 11:56 am
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665 is way too big for a Centric. I thought it would be more fitting as an HR, but oh well.

SHK is just average as a hotel operator, from my pov as a local HKer. It is certainly not going to be anything like the Ginza Centric.

My bet is it will be a cat 4. (Very much in line with how the other Hyatts in HK are currently set up.)

North Point has a pretty bad reputation amongst the older generation of HKers, but the view will certainly appeal to those who care less - in fact the condos next door are among one of the most expensive ones ever being sold in HK (or globally?)

It's going to be around 5-10 minutes walk to North Point MTR station (no shelter)
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Originally Posted by lighthouse206 View Post
So for someone visiting HK for the first time, is this hotel NOT in a particularly good location?
Definitely wouldn't recommend this area for a first-time visit -- either stay somewhere right near TST (Tsim Sha Tsui) for the classic Kowloon vibe + view across the harbor, or in Central. Plenty of discussion in the Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui thread about the merits of that hotel versus the Grand Hyatt (including location, etc.).

That said, once you know your way around HK, I wouldn't have a problem staying here if it were significantly cheaper than other options & not too inconvenient... seems like reasonably easy access to the North Point MTR stop which is ~15 min from Central.
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Originally Posted by G-CIVC View Post
It's going to be around 5-10 minutes walk to North Point MTR station (no shelter)
More like 2-3 min to get into the station -- there's an entrance at approx 120 Java Road.
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Old May 28, 19, 7:33 pm
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So for someone visiting HK for the first time, is this hotel NOT in a particularly good location?
It’s definitely not a good location for first time tourists using public transport. The only upside I can think of regarding its location is the close proximity of the entrance/ exit of the Central Wan Chai bypass which can get you to Wan Chai (where the GH is located) and Central in a matter of minutes from the hotel by car/ cab.
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https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/ch...ong-kong/hkgct

28 August, 2019 the reflag goes live. Award Category 4.

Not bookable yet however.
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Noticed that they have a lounge! I think it'd be the first lounge that they have in a Centric, currently called the Victoria Harbour Lounge.
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Excellent to have a new Hyatt option in Hong Kong.

Have booked stays in October and December.

Hopefully they will allow Explorists to use Club Access Awards here.

The pool looks good too.

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What's the cash rate going to be like?
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What's the cash rate going to be like?
Hi,

For example for a 5 night stay ( Mon-Fri 9 to 13 Sep) Member prepaid rate from HKG $1020 pn ( plus 10% service charge) prepaid non refundable. Std rate HKG$1200 . Suite HKG $2770

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Old Aug 3, 19, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by The _Banking_Scot View Post
Hi,

For example for a 5 night stay ( Mon-Fri 9 to 13 Sep) Member prepaid rate from HKG $1020 pn ( plus 10% service charge) prepaid non refundable. Std rate HKG$1200 . Suite HKG $2770

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That seems like a pretty reasonable price for the property. I stayed at an Ibis in North Point and I thought the area was fine. I feel North Point is more authentic than TST, but that's me.
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